News ID: 252597
Published: 0125 GMT May 10, 2019

Iran’s pavilion opens at Venice Biennale

Iran’s pavilion opens at Venice Biennale

The Iranian pavilion began its work at the 58th edition of the Venice Biennale on Friday.

Iranian works are being showcased in the pavilion, entitled, “Of Being and Singing,” a verse from a poem by contemporary Iranian writer and poet Mohammadreza Shafiei-Kadkani, IRNA reported.

It opened with the Visual Arts Office Director Hadi Mozaffari and Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art Director Ehsan Aqaei in attendance.

Three Iranian artists, Reza Lavasani, Samira Alikhanzadeh and Ali Mirazimi, will put their works on display.

The artists have been selected by an expert team comprised of painter Farah Osuli, art critic Amir Soqrati, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art Director Ehsan Aqai, Dean of the Art University Hassan Soltani and art scholar, Mohsen Soleimani.

Lavasani works in various media and will be taking a set of installation works named ‘Life’ to the biennial. The artist said he made great efforts to show poetry and language in his works.

Alikhanzadeh is scheduled to showcase a collection of digital prints based on a series of old family photos.

Mirazimi also put on display a set of installation works on the perception of dreams.

The 58th edition of the international art exhibition, which has chosen the slogan, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” will take place from May 11 to November 24.

 

 

   
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